This page provides information for the nonstructural component of the FIMP Project.
Information below is specific to the Pilot Area of Mastic Beach and Frederick Shores.
Communities Eligible for the Pilot:
- Mastic Beach in the Town of Brookhaven
- Frederick Shores in the Town of Babylon
The Pilot areas were chosen based on the following primary criteria:
- Interest of the community in participating
- Social justice community
- History of similar type of work being done in the area
- Scale, size and number of the homes
- Ability for a successful pilot project based on contract/bid desirability.
The FIMP study identified 3,675 structures in the 10-year floodplain as potentially eligible for elevation. Of these, 245 structures are in the pilot area. Homeowners are eligible for the Pilot if their home is identified in the 10-year floodplain, and not already elevated. Homes that have previously been elevated or received grant money for elevation by another federal agency are not eligible. USACE will conduct initial outreach to determine eligibility. “Nonstructural” is a term used nationally by USACE to refer to home elevations, flood-proofing and home acquisitions. Under this project, the term “nonstructural” primarily refers to home elevations. Home acquisitions represent a small percentage of project and those homeowners identified for acquisition have been contacted individually.
Nonstructural work was authorized under several contracts. Home elevations throughout the FIMP project area will happen under different contracts. The Pilot Project will be the first contract for elevations and construction is scheduled to begin in 2025. The remaining nonstructural implementation is scheduled to begin in 2026. The purpose of the Pilot is to fine-tune our implementation of the home elevation process. We selected two communities based on the criteria listed above as a sample group within the larger project footprint. Elevations for the Pilot are voluntary and eligible homeowners will remain eligible for elevations in future contracts if they choose to not participate in the Pilot.
FAQs related to home elevations are below.